Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) resources

  1. Global highlights

    SIYB Update 2020

    27 October 2020

    The “Start and Improve your Business (SIYB)” Update 2020 is out! This year’s update features news from 45 countries, as well as info on new global highlights.

  2. News

    e-SIYB tools

    21 July 2020

    The introduction of new digital tools in the SIYB Programme

  3. Briefing note

    Latin American SIYB Network Webinar

    23 June 2020

    Challenges for business development services provision in the context of Covid-19

  4. News

    ILO’s intervention at webinar series “Employment and Entrepreneurship for Chinese Youth”

    19 May 2020

    The covid-19 pandemic has a severe impact on global youth employment. This is also true for the 8.74 million Chinese university graduates. The ILO is providing employment and entrepreneurship advice for the Chinese youth.

  5. Event


    The aim of this course is to create a space in which consulting and training professionals (working primarily in development, and specifically in the micro and small-enterprise development sector) can learn how to improve the performance of their companies, firms or departments dealing with consultancy and training. They will be able to upgrade their professional standards and practices, and prepare a strategy for improving the sustainability of the unit they are managing.

  6. Event


    The ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy is the first Trainers Academy offering participants the possibility of becoming certified trainers in three key ILO entrepreneurship training packages. The Academy combines intense training of trainers on both content- and methodological issues, and cannot be missed by any trainer working for a public or private institution striving to make a real difference in the lives of new or existing entrepreneurs. It is based on the most recent versions of SIYB and GET Ahead and the newly launched Financial Education package.

  7. video

    SIYB programme in Chihuahua

    28 November 2019

    The SIYB Programme was implemented in the state of Chihuahua in 2016. 20 Trainers from different local authorities, Academy and business development providers were trained in GYB, SYB and IYB modules. As a result, many men and women facing unemployment and difficulties in re-entering the labour market, were trained in several SIYB modules, enabling them to start their own successful business. Take a look at testimonials in this video!

  8. Instructional material

    SIYB Success stories

    22 November 2019

  9. Publication

    A rough guide to entrepreneurship promotion in forced displacement contexts

    14 November 2019

  10. A Guide for Business Plan Competitions

    Getting entrepreneurship contests right

    23 May 2019